Events Roundup – November 2014

Thursday, October 30 – Sunday, November 9: The Highwood Theatre begins their season with No Exit. A new take on the classic work giving a painfully vivid look at the interactions of an unfaithful husband, a lesbian postal clerk, and a high-class murderer locked in a room forever. Details and Showtimes can be found at The Highwood Theatre’s website here.

Thursday, October 30 – Sunday, November 23: This year’s season of shows at Forum Theatre begins with How We Got On. Set to the music of the late 80’s rap scene, How We Got On is a coming-of-age story about three suburban kids and how they navigate family relationships, cultural isolation, and the search for authenticity.

Beginning, Saturday, November 1: Catch a showing of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) at the AFI Silver. This black comedy tells the story of an actor struggling to put on a Broadway play. Look out for our Movie Nightcap podcast on this title later in November.

Friday, November 7: Our friendly neighborhood thrift store Pennyworth Thrift Shop is open late (until 8pm) on Bonifant Street. Go thrift it up late night and then grab a drink down the street at Quarry House or Piratz Tavern.

Saturday, November 8, 9:00am-1:00pm: Holiday “Mini Mini Sessions” with One Sock On Photography. Schedule a 15 minute photo session (can upgrade to more) at the World Building in downtown Silver Spring. Free parking available directly behind the building and there will be cake samples from Sweet Moon Cakes while you wait. Book your session here and check out One Sock On Photography’s website for more details.

Saturday, November 8, 10:00am-1:00pm: City Cycling Class by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. I will not be there because I hate bikes and I might ride into a tree, but this seems like a great way to learn how to navigate Silver Spring on two wheels. Free for Capital Bikeshare members or $10 for non-members; bring your own bike and helmet.

Friday, November 14 – Sunday, November 16: Pyramid Atlantic’s 13th Book Arts Fair is back to celebrate the printed form and showcase books as art. See limited edition prints, hear notable speakers, and check out demonstrations. Get your tickets for one day or all three right here.

Sunday, November 16, 10:30am-5:00pm: Empowered Women International’s Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace at the Civic Building. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and check out the diverse talents, gifts and creativity that women entrepreneurs bring to the world – some of whom you may have seen at the Fenton Street Market this season!

Friday, November 21 – Sunday, November 23:The Highwood Theatre presents, The Mystery of Edwin Drood an original, unfinished work by Charles Dickens that has been crafted into a murder mystery play in which the story ends differently each show! Find showtimes here and help decide how it all ends.

Saturday, November 22, 10:00am-12:00pm: Montgomery County’s Thanksgiving Parade takes over Silver Spring! Come see the floats, the bands, and, our favorite, the huge inflatable penguin. Pro tip: streets will be closed that day and parking will be tough, so walk if you can. Warm up before or after with a warm latte from Kefa Cafe.

Saturday, November 29: Small Business Saturday. After you recover from all the turkey on Thanksgiving, spend a few hours in Fenton Village shopping and eating local! Pick up a new craft project at Plaza Art, have your shoes fixed at Arina’s, grab lunch at Negril, or find a book at Silver Spring Used Books.

Pete Tan
A DC Native, people say I'm rude and abrasive; I say I'm passionate. I've been working in marketing since 2005. My brothers and I paid Geppi's rent through the 80s and 90s. My relief at an indoor wavepool never materializing in Silver Spring is balanced by my disappointment that City Place has dozens of shuttered storefronts. I love what you've done with your hair.

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